Re: Partitioning Advice
On Wed, 29 Aug 2001, John Purser wrote:
> network gateway and provide DNS, DHCP, Web, and database service for my
> small network. Not a lot of users and not a lot of data. I'm a programmer
> who just wants a test network to play with. The partition scheme I'm
> considering is:
> / 243 Megs
> /boot 60 Megs
Since both /boot & ROOT are tender & precious why not combine them.
> /home 1 Gig
> /usr 16 Gigs
> /var 1 Gig
> /tmp 1 Gig
> /swap 500 Megs
All this looks fine. I prefer to shrink /usr (1-3 gigs) and put my
excess space into /hostname. If you feel like you have lots of space
I'd split this into 2, having a large /spare. /spare data being
expendable, /spare space usable to move/resize your partitions.
Another suggestion would be to dual boot linux. Have a gig or a half
for a rescue partition.
Also consider why you are creating all these partitions. Unless
you implement the practices that follow from the reasons, you may
as well just have
/boot (if you need it)
SWAP (I believe swapfiles are still second rate)
/home (or /local with homedirs symlinked in)
/ (for everything else)
rob Live the dream.